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Roundworms in Dogs and Cats

Roundworms are a common intestinal parasite seen in both dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens are often born with a developing roundworm infection that can lead to stunted growth if not treated properly...

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Hookworms in Dog and Cats

Hookworms are common intestinal parasites of dogs and cats, and certain hookworm species can also infect people. Hookworms are small parasites, usually only 1-2 cm long, that attach with teeth to the ...

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Whipworms in Dogs and Cats

Whipworms are a large intestinal parasite in dogs and cats. Dogs often get infected with Trichurias vulpis and cats get infected with T. felis, T. serrata, and T. campanula. Whipworms tend to be rathe...

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Tapeworms in Dogs and Cats

Tapeworms get their name from the way they look, which is long and flat, like scotch tape or packing tape but much much smaller. There are several different types of tapeworms and some are species-spe...

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Common worms in puppies

Common Worms and Parasites Found in Dogs

All dogs get intestinal parasites, so it is important to talk with your veterinarian about diagnosing, treating, and preventing worms. This article will discuss the most common intestinal parasites an...

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Common Worms and Parasites Found in Cats

Although adult cats may not always show signs of illness when infected with internal parasites (worms and protozoa), if your feline family member is dealing with unexplained weight loss, chronic diarr...

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Dog vomited worms

My dog vomited worms. What should I do?

Witnessing your dog vomiting worms can be a scary sight. Fear not, because you are in the same boat with many pet parents. Worm infestation is a common issue encountered by most pet owners at one time...

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My dog has worms in his poop. What do I do?

Stool consistency can be a good indicator of a dog’s health. The gastrointestinal (GI) system plays a huge and important role in maintaining overall health in dogs. It’s responsible for absorbing nutr...

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Pet Medication 101: Fenbendazole

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what fenbendazole (Panacur) is u...

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Parasites That Cause Diarrhea in Dogs

Parasites, by definition, are organisms that live on a host organism at the expense of the host’s health. They can take many forms, from visible insect parasites to microscopic organisms in the dog’s ...

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Deworming Your Dog - Q&A

How do you know if your dog has worms? And when should you deworm your dog? Dogs are at risk of being infected with many different types of intestinal parasites including roundworms, tapeworms and hoo...

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Parasites That Cause Diarrhea in Cats

Diarrhea is a commonly encountered health problem in cats. The severity of diarrhea can range from soft stool to a full-blown watery or bloody diarrhea, depending on the cause. In cats, one of the mos...

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Pet Medication 101: Milbemycin Oxime

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what milbemycin oxime (Intercept...

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Your guide to heartworm disease

Your Guide to Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Your vet can help you protect your canine friend from infections and parasites through vaccination and regular preventive medications. This includes preventive treatment against heartworm infections, ...

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Pet Medication 101: Pyrantel Pamoate

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what pyrantel pamoate (Strongid)...

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Heartworm in cats

Heartworm Infection in Cats

Preventive wellness programs are an important part of keeping cats healthy and free from various diseases and health problems. This includes regular vaccination against viral and contagious bacterial ...

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Praziquantel for pets

Pet Medication 101: Praziquantel

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what praziquantel (Drontal) is u...

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Causes and Treatment for Coughing in Cats

Should you be worried if your cat is coughing? Continue reading to learn more about coughing in cats, including common causes, tests, and treatment options.

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Ivermectin for dogs

Pet Medication 101: Ivermectin

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what ivermectin is used for, how...

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Giardia in Dogs and Cats

Giardia is a microscopic, single-cell parasite that can live in the intestine of animals or people. This parasite causes the infection known as Giardiasis. Read on to learn about signs, treatment, and...

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Ferret Nutrition

Ferrets, like cats, are obligate carnivores. They require a high protein (32-40%), low carb (2% or less) diet that has a moderate amount of fat (20-23%). Ferret-specific diets are ideal to match their...

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